Classroom Teacher - Ozarks Technical Community College
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: Assistant Teacher - Early Childhood Education Center
Job Location: Ozarks Technical Community College
Deadline: Jul 08, 2022**
District: Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: 417-447-2635
Job Description:
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SALARY RANGE:  $33,841 - $50,641                                                                     
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Early Childhood Education Center Director
SCHEDULE DETAILS:  Full-time/12 month position/PEERS
Essential Job Duties
  • Assume responsibility for the classroom environment when the Lead Teacher is not present.
  • Collaborate with the Lead Teacher; assist with directing work study and practicum students, aides, and volunteers.
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with classroom curriculum, establishing goals, lesson plan development and implementation based on the ECEC approved curriculum and best practice.
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in planning and preparing the learning environment (both indoors and outdoors), setting up learning centers, and preparing needed materials and supplies.
  • Mentor practicum students. Provide opportunities for students to actively participate in the classroom environment.
  • Facilitate and model effective communication, best practices, classroom management techniques, and lesson plan delivery for practicum students and parents.
  • Assist with the arrival of ECEC children; greet them, help remove outerwear, and select activities of interest.
  • Record daily observations of children’s behavior and activities.  Convey information to family members.
  • Assist with assessing the developmental stages of the children, using the approved assessment tools.
  • Communicate with families in partnership with the Lead Teacher and assist with regular family conferences to discuss children’s developmental progress, establish goals, and develop learning strategies.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct, a positive attitude, and a supportive culture. 
  • Work together with colleagues and parents to build positive relationships within the preschool environment, the OTC environment, and the community.
  • Supervise the activities of infant, toddler and/or preschool children in an educational environment that is safe, clean, well-arranged, enriching, and conducive to the development of the whole child.
  • Assist the ECEC Director and ECD Department Chair in managing the daily operations of the Center.
  • Complete professional development training hours as required for licensing, accreditation, and Ozarks Technical Community College.  Maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Attend all staff meetings and other mandatory or required in-service meetings.
  • Know and adhere to the policies of the program in regards to:
    • Licensing and accreditation guidelines
    • Communicable diseases and exclusion of sick children
    • First aid and medical emergency
    • Emergency procedures
    • Mandated reporting procedures
    • Center dress code and professionalism
    • Reporting personal illness when needing a sick day or requesting time off
    • CACFP and MOve Smart guidelines
    • NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
    • FERPA and HIPPA confidentiality guidelines within the classroom and ECEC
  • Exhibit exemplary attendance and punctuality.
  • Comply with college policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including attending college functions, serving on committees and attending community events.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.